Pakistan offers best tourism attractions in world: PM Imran
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said Pakistan offered best tourism attractions in the world ranging from scenic beaches, enchanting mountains, and beautiful deserts, ARY News reported.
“Pakistan has virgin coastal belt in Balochistan, but it is unfortunate that our elite prefers to visit Europe and western countries instead of exploring our own tourist spots,” PM Imran Khan said while addressing a tourism summit in Islamabad.
The prime minister said Allah (SWT) had bestowed us with diverse kinds of mountain scenery from Suleman, Karakoram and Himalaya heights.
He said those mountain ranges had their own diverse features abundant with great vegetation, wildlife and bird life, which had no match in any part of the world.
PM Khan said Gilgit-Baltistan had immense potential for tourism and with the improved law and order there a large number of people have visited the area.
He said there were dozens of beautiful areas in Pakistan like Nathia Gali, but they needed to be developed.
The premier said Pakistani tourists needed to be given awareness about the scenic beauty of the country.
He, however, cautioned that tourism must be promoted with responsibility, while taking care of the environment.
Prime Minister Khan said religious tourism, especially for the adherents of Sikhism, Buddhism, and Hinduism would increase the number of tourism in the country.